Leona D. Westover

April 03, 1912 ‒ November 12, 2007

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Leona Dean Westover, 95, of Mount Vernon, OH formerly of Grand Rapids, MI passed away November 12, 2007 at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Leona was born April 3, 1912 in Wayland, MI to Herbert and Ruby (Snyder) Dean. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1928 and moved to Grand Rapids where she later met and married Marshall Westover. Leona will be remembered by many for her years of leadership in the Sunday School at Wealthy Street Baptist Church in Grand Rapids. She was owner of Westover Dry Goods Store and later worked at Radio Bible Class until her retirement.

She is survived by two daughters Lois O’Hara of Mount Vernon and Evelyn (Roger) Cochran of Scottville, MI; three sons Richard (Shirley) Westover of Pentwater, MI, Herbert (Sue) Westover of Ironwood, MI, and Norman (Sally) Westover of Auburndale, FL; 16 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law Dorothy Dean, Elma Dean and Jackie Dean.

Her husband Marshall, son-in-law Rev. William O’Hara, sister Daisy Vanderberg and brothers James, Clarence, Datus, Donavon, Carol, and Norman, a great grandchild and a great great grandchild all preceded Leona in death.

Her children and grandchildren will welcome relatives and friends at a graveside service on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 2 PM at the Jamestown Township Cemetery, Jamestown, MI., with Rev. David Westover officiating.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Leona Westover.

Memorial contributions can be made to Radio Bible Class, 3000 Kraft Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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